10/04/2013 04:08 EDT | Updated 12/04/2013 05:12 EST

Student pilot crashes Cessna at Kelowna airport

A student pilot has been taken to hospital after he crashed a Cessna plane at Kelowna International Airport during a training flight.

According to officials, the pilot was attempting what's known as a touch and go manoeuvre, which involves briefly touching down on the runway and lifting off again.

During the attempt, the pilot lost control and the plane ended up in a creek about 400 metres from the runway.

The pilot was able to walk away from the crash, but has been taken to hospital.

Emergency crews are now assessing any potential environmental damage to the creek. They estimate that about five gallons of fuel spilled into the water.